Learning with the Body in Mind The Scientific Basis for Energizers, Movement, Play, Games, and Physical Education

ISBN-10: 1890460079
ISBN-13: 9781890460075
Edition: 2000
Authors: Eric Jensen
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Description: Formerly a publication of The Brain Store Capitalize on the high energy that is natural to young learners! Research suggests that movement activities are an integral part of the learning process. From role plays to relays, learning is  More...

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 2/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Formerly a publication of The Brain Store Capitalize on the high energy that is natural to young learners! Research suggests that movement activities are an integral part of the learning process. From role plays to relays, learning is better activated when the body gets involved. This highly readable book offers a valuable compendium of practical strategies backed by clinical and classroom research for engaging students at all levels. Whether youre an elementary school teacher or a high school math instructor, youll discover how to use movement to increase intrinsic motivation, improve attitudes, strengthen memory, and boost achievement in your classroom.

Introduction
A Note About the Research
The Nature of Implicit Learning
To Understand It Is to Love It
Ten Reasons for Increasing Implict Learning
More Ways to Remember
Take the Long View of Play
The Moving Brain
Movement: The Choreography of Systems
How Our Sytems Are Activated
Our Key Biological Systems
Interaction Patterns
Indoor Games
What the Science Says
"Chair-Man" of the Bored
Perceptual-Motor/Cognition Enhancement
Movement's Impact on Learning
Waking Up the Brain
Sensory Integration
Emotional Expression
Change of Body, Change of Mind
The Binding Solution
Settling Time
Too Much, Too Fast, Won't Last
Meaning Making Is State-Dependent
Guidelines for Play
Indoor Movement Ideas
Performing Arts
What the Science Says
Creativity
Social Skills Enchancement
Motivation
Perceptual-Motor Enhancement
Self-Discipline
Cognition
Emotional Intelligence
Self-Esteem
Performance Suggstions You Can Use Today
Outdoor Play and Recess
What the Science Says
Developing Social Skills
Mind-Body State Changes
Self-Esteem
Spinning Is Good for the Brain
Stress Reduction
When "Not Learning" Is Important
Cognition
When Recess Isn't Working
Healthy Participation
Get Outside
Sick Buildings, Sick Learners
Motoring Up Motivation
Playful Ideas You Can Use Today
Exercise and Fitness
What the Science Says
New Cells, Better Brain
Self-Esteem
More Efficient Learning
Stress and Aggression
Grades and Test Scores
Perceptual-Motor Skills
Healthy Heart, Healthy Body
Motivation
Improved Discipline
Practical Exercises You Can Use Today
Getting a Move On: Policy Implications
A Note to Policy Makers
A Note to Saff Developers
Where to Start
Quick Guide: 65 Alll-Time Best Learning Activators
Best Indoor Games
Best Outdoor Games
Brainy Energizers
Focusing the Brain
Appendix
Bibliography
Brain-Based Resources
About the Author
Index

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